Servant & Master: Building and Running the Grand Houses of Sydney 1788-1850

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New South Wales University Press, 1989 - Domestics - 189 pages
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Attractively illustrated book examining the lives and livelihoods of the people who built and maintained colonial houses in New South Wales. Commissioned by the Historic Houses Trust of NSW and written by a senior lecturer in economic history at the University of NSW. Includes a bibliography and an index.

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Contents

Sailing into Sydney
1
the first forty years
11
the late 1820s
31
after 1828
47
Masters and Servants
59
Who Paid for the Villas?
75
Building a Villa
91
Builders
115
Servants
143
the lessons of Elizabeth Farm
165
Reference Notes
167
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